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Windcat Workboats Rolls Out Reygar’s DDPR System Across Entire CTV Fleet

Windcat Workboats, Europe’s leading provider of specialist crew transfer vessels to the offshore wind power industry, has installed Reygar’s Digital Daily Reporting System, Digital DPR, across its entire fleet of over 50 workboats.

The Digital DPR (DDPR) app runs from a touchscreen tablet onboard and is simple and easy to use for busy workboat skippers. It dramatically reduces the administrative burden of daily progress reporting as well as improving report accuracy and timeliness.

Aaron Trebilcock, Master at Windcat Workboats, said: “DDPR saves a lot of time on what is otherwise a long and detailed task. The daily progress report is automatically generated and sent out at the end of the shift in a format that is simple to digest.”

Reygar’s time-saving reporting technology has been comprehensively trialed on several of Windcat Workboats’ CTVs over the past 18 months. Feedback from skippers and management was positive and fleet wide rollout was completed in mid-October.

Phillip Goffin, IT Manager for Windcat Workboats, said: “We are committed to meeting the reporting needs of our customers with a digitalized vessel fleet. We also want to look after our crews and back-office teams by reducing the reporting burden and streamlining where possible. The team at Reygar understood exactly what was needed and worked closely with us to customize their DDPR system around our specific requirements.

“Now, we have a single app from which our skippers can generate customized DPR reports according to the requirements of the customer, as well as internal management reports for our back office. Our crews and back-office people are happy, and it is saving us valuable time. We look forward to working with our customers to provide them this centralized, customizable reporting solution going forward.”

DDPR either works alongside Reygar’s award-winning BareFLEET vessel monitoring system, where installed, or runs as a standalone solution. The app can be customized to gather a wide variety of DPR data, including crew details, fuel and consumables use, various task types, transits, passenger transfers to turbines and working hours data. Data input live from the vessel can be seen instantly in the cloud by shore staff, with users also able to access cloud based KPI data.

Chris Huxley-Reynard, CEO of Reygar, said: “By providing our customers with a standalone version of this reporting solution we can make the benefits of digitized reporting available to all fleet operators, whether they use our BareFLEET monitoring system or not. We enjoyed working closely with the team at Windcat to ensure that our DDPR app incorporated the needs of different stakeholders both within and outside their organization.”

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